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 Homer: I'm looking for something loose and billowy, something
          comfortable for my first day of work.
Salesman: Work, huh?  Let me guess.  Computer programmer, computer
          magazine columnist, something with computers?
   Homer: Well, I use a computer.
Salesman: [quietly, to self] Yeah, what's the connection?  Must be the
          non-stop sitting and snacking.
           [more audibly] Well, sir, many of our clients find pants
          confining, so we offer a range of alternatives for the ample
          gentleman: ponchos, muumuus, capes, jumpsuits, unisheets,
          muslim body rolls, academic and judicial robes --
   Homer: I don't want to look like a weirdo.  I'll just go with a
          muumuu.

and the other funny moment from this episode:

Operator: The fingers you have used to dial are too fat.  To obtain a
          special dialing wand, please mash the keypad with your palm
          now.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: LSD Sims
« on: June 19, 2006, 06:51:51 PM »
i started with simcity on the ol' super nintendo, which was probably identical to the simcity classic for the PC. When simcity went from aerial to isometric (with SC2000), i nearly busted a load...it was like discovering the world wasn't actually flat.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Moving to St. Olaf
« on: June 19, 2006, 06:48:48 PM »
Taking requests here? I'd love to see some Sophia put downs and retorts, especially from Dorothy, and especially any that have to do with Shady Pines

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: LSD Sims
« on: June 19, 2006, 01:08:14 PM »
i want to play sim city!

i'd look around simcity.com for you - i think they have a watered-down version of an older version of simcity that you can play online - but my job blocks the site!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: LSD Sims
« on: June 19, 2006, 12:38:43 PM »
sadly, I never moved beyond simcity 4

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With regards to Penn, it doesn't sound like the adcomm will automatically take the highest score you've attained taking multiple LSATs; note the use of "may" in the following passages. The first quote below is from PennLaw's FAQ page, and the second is from its PDF version of its application. The second quote seems to imply that the taking of the higher score depends on how well you demonstrate your case that that score is the more legitimate one. Is anyone out there sure that they'll always take the higher or highest, no questions asked?

"If there are circumstances that you believe affected your performance on a prior test, we encourage you to provide an additional statement with your application explaining those circumstances. The Admissions Committee will consider such information and may, at its discretion, evaluate your application based on the higher or highest LSAT score."

"If you take the LSAT more than once, all scores and their average will be reported. If there are circumstances that you believe affected your performance on a prior test, we encourage you to provide an additional statement with your application (see Optional Essays) explaining those circumstances. The Admissions Committee will consider such information and may, at its discretion, evaluate your application based on the higher or highest LSAT score."

This is all, of course, nothwithstanding how PennLaw might respond to the new policy change.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Writing Sample!
« on: June 15, 2006, 06:16:44 PM »
I had the central bank one.  I thought it was really easy.  I just said that the bank never said they wanted to eliminate inflation, just control it, and the best way to control something is to control the things that control it.  So, even though the guy's reasoning was good on the surface, he wasn't seeing the big picture.  And the people were happy.  So he shouldn't complain! Not that it really matters though... 



I used the first few minutes of my writing sample to go to the bathroom in order to empty out the redbull that i drank during break. with what time i had left, i basically echoed what was said here about the central bank...that the reasoning was poor because the editorialist interpreted the bank head's comments too narrowly, controlling inflation doesn't mean only reducing it, false choice between only growth+jobs and inflation control, etc. etc. didn't get enough time to form it all into your 4-5 standard paragraphs. Hopefully they'll get it.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Moving to St. Olaf
« on: June 15, 2006, 11:38:43 AM »
No, Rose, I'm upset because they haven't rerun "Facts of Life Goes to Hawaii"

:D Another classic! ROFLMAO

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Studying for the LSAT / post-LSAT Haiku Therapy
« on: June 15, 2006, 11:26:15 AM »
As a public service, I am starting yet another LSD Haiku thread, this one specifically allowing folks to vent or ponder through poetic means. You know the drill: three lines, syllable-scheme of 5-7-5, doesn't have to rhyme. Who knows? Out of all this agony might arise something beautiful <aww...>...

I'll start:

A, B, C, D, E,
None of you seem right to me
I am so cancelling thee!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: NYC
« on: June 15, 2006, 11:06:51 AM »
if its the center of the universe, then why do MILLIONS of you move to florida?

So that we have grist for hilarious, long-running sitcoms:
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,64693.60.html

Seriously, that "millions" leave NYC doesn't detract from its rep., especially when you realize that many of them are older folks who have little use for any urban life, while NYC has little use for them. Actually, many older folks and empty-nesters are actually attracted again to cities, particularly the downtowns, because of the abundance of easily-accessible amenities that they now have time to enjoy since retiring or since the kids left. They, along with the hordes of foreign immigrants and domestic migrants (many of them wannabe hipsters), are actually contributing to the city's remarkable population surge in the last few years, and to its crazy real estate demand.

Lastly, that people leave something doesn't always mean that that thing should be held in less esteem (sounds like an LR Flaw answer choice...). Many folks leave places like Skadden or Goldman, sometimes out of frustration but also to do other great things; the achievements of such "alumni" only serve to burnish the reputation of the "alma mater" even more (think Hank Paulson [or Paul Hankson?]). This is certainly the case with NYC.

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